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Old 10-22-2009, 01:18 AM
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Would you say this fuel filters dirty?

bought my truck a few months ago and finally decided to change the fuel filters since i have no idea how old they were. got a steak knife and cut the filter in half and took a picture of it for the heck of it to see what yall would think. id say its pretty ditry!


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Old 10-22-2009, 01:52 AM
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Yea thats pretty dirty. But i have seen some alot worse than that. Wait till you get some water run through those. They look like they have alge on them. Good thinking on changing them though.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:53 AM
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So how did you like the lower one? Was it fun?
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:42 AM
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That lower one can be a pain to get to. I got drenched with fuel when I did mine. By the way how many mile intervals should the fuel filter be changed.,.....5k
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:42 PM
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Manual says every 15,000 miles on both filters
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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How much diesel comes out of the lower filter when you open the drain plug? Wondering how big of a catch pan I need. Hoping to change mine on Sunday.

What size allen wrench is used for the plug. I've got a PDF of the fuel filter change procedure from Ford and in the steps it says 6mm, but in the list of required items at the end, it says 3/4" allen wrench? 6mm is close to 1/4", far from being 3/4"?

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Old 10-22-2009, 05:29 PM
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its a 6mm.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:13 PM
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lol ya i got drenched. i did it at my parents house and didnt have the allen bit to unscrew the plug to drain the fuel. needless to say my mom wasnt verry happy when i used a towel to soak it up with
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:40 AM
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When I changed mine it was a few pints that came out it is way easier to pull the plug and drain it then taking the filter off to drain it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:05 PM
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Try, cutting to fit/size, something along the lines of a plastic detergent/bleach type bottle with an appropriate hanger for spillage of the lower fuel filter then you'll never have a problem or mess not to mention it is very easy to recyle the fuel into a reserve tank if desired..at least that is what I do..each to their own.
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